Being in the news for controversies isn’t the dream of millions of beginners aspiring to be actors. It is actually quite the opposite of that. However, the world of limelight leaves little for an actor to be left sane with.
Johnny Depp is one such acclaimed actor who put up with everything the media rolled and still gave excellent performances in the best works of cinema. He is not only an outstanding actor but a well-known producer and musician as well. His acting in movies like “Sweeny Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” have won him critical acclaim worldwide.
Early Life and Biography
Johnny Depp was born on 9 June 1963 at Owensboro, Kentucky, USA. He was born after three children to John Christopher Depp (a Civil Engineer at that time) and Betty Sue Palmer (a waitress). He is known to be of English ancestry by most parts, and the rest of his descent belongs to Europe.
As a child, Johnny Depp learned to adjust to different places as he had to move frequently (with his family). After living in about 20 homes, they all settled in Miami, Florida in the year 1970. Eight years of happy family life followed, and then in 1978, his parents filed for divorce due to reasons best-known to the family.
Johnny Depp developed an uncanny attraction towards music as a child. His mother gifted him a guitar at the age of 12 from where on it became his passion. He dropped out of school to become a rock musician but returned two weeks later. Upon his return, his Principal encouraged him to go back and follow his dreams.
Johnny Depp has always been in the news for his personal life. Before coming into the limelight, Johnny Depp married Lori Allison (a make-up artist). After two years of married life, they divorced in 1985. Later on, Johnny was engaged to actress Jennifer Grey, but they broke up before things could go any further. Same happened with actress Sherilyn Fenn and Winona Ryder as well. He even dated supermodel Kate Moss for four years before he got into a serious relationship with French actress and singer Vanessa Paradis. They have two children together.
The controversy around his marriage with Amber Heard sparked rumors when she filed for a divorce one year later alleging him of domestic violence.
Career, Awards, and Nominations
Johnny Depp started as a musician. He joined the band “Six Gun Method” which split up before signing a record deal. He then went on to collaborate with the band “Rock City Angels” with whom he wrote “Mary” the debut song of the band’s first album “Young Man’s Blues.”
Johnny Depp’s acting career kick-started with the horror film “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” He went on to act in a few more films and finally a television series “21 Jump Street”. After feeling like a product working on the same character, he decided to choose only films which suited his creative abilities.
He acted in several films which gained commercial and critical success, namely- “Edward Scissorhands,” “Arizona Dream,” “Donnie Brasco” etc. Johnny Depp has won numerous awards. He has been a three-time Academy Award nominee as well and has won the Golden Globe Award for “Sweeny Todd: The Demon of the Barber Fleet Street,” the Screen Actors Guild Award for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Net Worth and Earnings
As of 2018, Johnny Depp’s Net worth is estimated to be a little more or less than $200 million. This comes as a surprise to his fans who are aware of his highest grossing films and extremely wealthy career. In 2016-2017 hist net worth was much higher about $400 million but as a series of stories about legal troubles, lawsuits and wranglings with former managers and attorneys has most believing that his fortune has diminished to a tiny portion of what it once was.
His habit of lavish spending has accumulated him more than 14 homes, including several islands in the Bahamas, several yachts, more than 45 cars, an extraordinary art collection as well as 12 storage facilities worth of memorabilia.
Apart from that, his monthly expense includes over $30,000 for wine, $150,000 on bodyguards, $200,000 on private jet travel.
Apart from being a lavish spender, Johnny Depp is also a man of many talents and one of the highest paid actors. He has won the hearts of many fans through his iconic and memorable roles.